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Volunteering Costs

group bigVolunteers will be accommodated at the Colobus Cottage in Diani Beach, Kenya and will be involved in primate and forest conservation activities, especially related to colobus monkeys.

Costs include airport transfers, accommodation in a single-sex, four-bed dormitory, cleaning, laundry, drinking water, security. As well, the costs include a chef who prepares lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday. Breakfast and Sunday meals are provided by Colobus Conservation but prepared by the volunteer.

The volunteer payment contributes directly to the running costs of the organization. Volunteers will be expected to pay a non-refundable one month fee prior to arrival to confirm their placement. Upon arrival, the remainder of the fees will be required. As Colobus Conservation is reliant on these fees, we regret that these fees are non-refundable and non-negotiable.




The minimum stay requirement is two weeks and is charged at$375 per week up to 12 weeks. Thereafter a reduced fee of $300 per week is applicable for the additional period of your stay.

If you stay for 6 months then you will contribute $300 per week for your whole duration.

The volunteer fee covers all of your accommodation requirements including:

  •  A bed in a single-sex four-bed dormitory,

  •           Three meals a day, two of which are prepared by our cook,

  •           Housekeeping,

  •         Laundry,

  •          Airport transfers,

  •           Drinking water,

  •           WiFi,

  •          Security, and

  •          Training for your role and a much needed financial contribution for the monkeys and Colobus Conservation programs.

A non-refundable deposit of $250 is required within one week after the application is approved and dates confirmed. Should a deposit payment not be received within this timeframe then your volunteer placement is automatically canceled. Payment of a deposit allows us to block dates for your placement and accommodation and is non-refundable.

For volunteers who opt to stay offsite, and come for work every day, they are required to pay a deposit of 50% of the total fee contribution within two weeks after application approval and dates confirmed. If payment is not received within this timeframe this will result in an automatic cancellation.